Disney Magical World is not goofing around

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Disney Magical World is possibly one of the most deceptive videogames I’ve ever stumbled upon. At a quick glance, it seems like it is an uninspired stab at trying to steal from the popularity of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but set within the Disney multiverse. Instead of a house and town to take care of, you manage a popular café and must keep the locals entertained with extravagant parties, as…

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Farming is a profession of hope in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature

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A few weeks back I listened to a bunch of Retronauts podcasts, and one of them was devoted to musing and gushing about the entire Harvest Moon series. Well, as much as they all could. I noticed they neglected to touch upon Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar, the only one I’ve actually played up to this point.But since then, I’ve had the itch to either return to that DS title or try another in the…

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All of Westeros, #195 - Aemond Targaryen

He lost an eye at the age of ten and was known for replacing it with a sapphire.

All of Westeros, #195 - Aemond Targaryen

He lost an eye at the age of ten and was known for replacing it with a sapphire.

Escorting Emma Emmerich is not very enjoyable

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I remembered next to nothing about Emma Emmerich and her little side story involvement in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. I wrote next to nothingbecause, for some reason, I did recall her cute, chatty parrot. Just not her. I suspect this has more to do with how she throws a wrench into the game’s stealth-heavy gameplay rather than her somber life story and damaged relationship with big bro…

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A broad array of PlayStation characters are ready to fight

A broad array of PlayStation characters are ready to fight

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This past Sunday turned out to be “download all those new PlayStation Plus freebies for the month” day, which saw me adding Hoard, Sportsfriends, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in one big gulp to my ever-growing list of untouched games. I glanced at the first two after installing them and decided that, before I get back into some lengthy Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty sessions,I…

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Solid Snake struggles with investigating the development of a new Metal Gear

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Well, with Suikoden done, I’m moving on to my next target for 2014, which is coincidentally another Konami title–replaying Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. You might’ve assumed I’d go right into Suikoden II, but there is a wee time-crunch hanging over my head. See, Dan Ryckert and Drew Scanlon are playing through the original Metal Gear Solid over at Giant Bomb,with hints that they’ll be…

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Here’s a deleted comic from DINOSAURS EAT MAN. I ended up cutting it before the end because I suddenly realized I was re-using a joke from my 365 BAD COMICS project (see here). That said, everything else in DINOSAURS EAT MAN is pure dino droppings gold, and you can order a copy here: http://paulabbamondi.bigcartel.com/product/dinosaurs-eat-man

Here’s a deleted comic from DINOSAURS EAT MAN. I ended up cutting it before the end because I suddenly realized I was re-using a joke from my 365 BAD COMICS project (see here).

That said, everything else in DINOSAURS EAT MAN is pure dino droppings gold, and you can order a copy here:

http://paulabbamondi.bigcartel.com/product/dinosaurs-eat-man

Just call him Superburger.

Just call him Superburger.

The end has arrived for Suikoden’s cruel Imperial regime

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Well, I did it. I beat Suikodenagain. I suspect this is probably my third time through as I most likely beat the game back around when my neighbor helped buy it for me from Kay Bee Toys in 1996, stumbling through it blind as Morgan, the eyeless slave swordsman from Falena, and only recruiting two-thirds of the 108 Stars of Destiny. Then a copy of PSMhit my parents’ mailbox, hinting that a…

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Line of sight works against me in Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine

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When it comes to stealth games, I can accept the stretch on the limitations of reality to allow the character I’m controlling to gain the upper hand. For instance, in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I always upgrade Adam Jensen with the Augmentations that gives enemies vision cones and allows him to see through walls. Actually, maybe in that scenario, it works fine within the fiction. Also take Mark…

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